Taxpayer Advocate says it’s long overdue.
By CPA Trendlines Research
Every year by legal mandate, the National Taxpayer Advocate, who heads the Taxpayer Advocacy Service within the IRS, files a report to Congress. The report identifies problems within the IRS and offers recommendations to solve them.
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This year, the acting director of the TAS, Bridget T. Roberts, has identified the lack of a comprehensive strategy for the tax practitioner community as one of the IRS’s most serious problems. Although 80 million Americans depend on tax preparers to do their civic duty, the IRS’s efforts to serve practitioners is focused mostly on misconduct issues, not on helping them get the job done.
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